Coach Mizicko and Staff Signs 25 Incoming Student-Athletes for 2022-23

Coach Mizicko and Staff Signs 25 Incoming Student-Athletes for 2022-23

NORTH CANTON, Ohio – For the upcoming 2022-23 academic year, head coach Rob Mizicko and his coaching staff have announced the incoming class of student-athletes for Cross Country and Track & Field on both the men's and women's sides. Overall, Coach Mizicko and assistant coaches Roger Herstine and Jeff Jakmides have signed 25 student-athletes with 15 on the men's team and ten for the women. For the cross country/distance side, Walsh signed eight men and six women. The throws class is three signees with eight incoming freshman for sprints/jumps/hurdles. 

2022-23 Men's Cross Country / Distance Commits

Zach Kreft (Grad Transfer)

Cross Country / Distance

University of Notre Dame / Buckeye Valley High School / Sunbury, OH

Career Achievements

  • 2022 NCAA DI East Region Qualifier in Steeplechase
  • ACC 8x Qualifier
  • 2020 ACC Cross Country Team Champions
  • 2018 OHSAA State Champion in the 1600m
  • 2017 Footlocker XC Finalist
  • 2016 & 2017 OHSAA State XC Champion
  • 4x State Champion in Track & Field
  • 8x All-Ohio in Cross Country

Personal Records

  • 3,000m – 8:06.88
  • 5,000m – 14:04.76
  • 3,000m Steeplechase – 8:53.70
  • 8k XC – 24:35

Matthew Parker (Grad Transfer)

Cross Country / Distance

Malone University / Copley High School / Copley, OH

Personal Records 

  • 3,000m – 8:58.79
  • 5,000m – 15:23.80
  • 3,000m Steeplechase – 9:49.08
  • 8k XC – 26:38

Evan Jarold

Cross Country / Distance

Brunswick High School / Brunswick, OH

Career Achievements 

  • 2022 OHSAA State Qualifier in the 4 x 800 and 3200m
  • High School Record Holder in the 3200m
  • 2021 OHSAA State Individual Qualifier in Cross Country
  • 2021 OHSAA State Qualifier in the 1600m

Personal Records 

  • 1,600m – 4:18.26
  • 3,200m – 9:09.36
  • 5k XC – 15:16

Alex Keller

Cross Country / Distance

Brunswick High School / Brunswick, OH

Career Achievements

  • 2022 OHSAA State Qualifier in the 4 x 800, 1600m & 3200m
  • 2021 OHSAA State Individual Qualifier in Cross Country
  • 2021 All-Ohio in Cross Country
  • 2021 Mid-East Meet of Champions
  • 2021 OHSAA State Qualifier in the 3200m

Personal Records 

  • 800m – 1:56.62
  • 1,600m – 4:17.53
  • 3,200m – 9:28.51
  • 5k XC – 15:36

Noah Graham

Cross Country / Distance

Marlington High School / Alliance, OH

Career Achievements 

  • 2022 OHSAA State Qualifier in the 4 x 800 and 3200m
  • 2022 Indoor State 3200m Champion
  • 2021 OHSAA State Team & Individual Qualifier in Cross Country
  • 2021 OHSAA State individual Runner-up
  • 2021 OHSAA State Qualifier in the 3200m
  • 2021 OHSAA State Runner-up in 3200m
  • 4x All-Ohio in Cross Country & Track
  • 4x Academic All-Ohio

Personal Records 

  • 1,600m – 4:21.01
  • 3,200m – 9:26.45
  • 5k XC – 15:33 

Koby Dunford

Cross Country / Distance

Cuyahoga Falls High School / Stow, OH

Career Achievements 

  • 2022 State Indoor Individual Qualifier in the 3200m
  • 2021 & 2022 OHSAA Regional Qualifier in Track in the 1600m
  • 3x OHSAA Regional Individual Qualifier in Cross Country

Personal Records 

  • 1,600m – 4:23.38
  • 3,200m – 9:40.29
  • 5k XC – 16:15

Kyle Woods

Cross Country / Distance

Massillon Perry High School / Massillon, OH

Career Achievements 

  • 2020 & 2021 OHSAA State Individual Qualifier in Cross Country
  • 3x OHSAA Regional Qualifier in Cross Country
  • 2x Academic All-Ohio

Personal Records 

  • 1,600m – 4:32.90
  • 3,200m – 9:47.53
  • 5k XC – 15:57

Griffin Littler

Cross Country / Distance

Canfield High School / Canfield, OH

Personal Records 

  • 1,600m – 4:49.38
  • 3,200m – 10:09.30
  • 5k XC – 18:29

 


2022-23 Women's Cross Country / Distance Commits

Claire Rethman

Cross Country / Distance

Fort Loramie High School / Fort Loramie, OH

Career Achievements 

  • 2022 OHSAA State Qualifier in the 4 x 800. 1600m & 800m
  • 4x OHSAA State Qualifier in Cross Country
  • 2021 OHSAA State Qualifier in the 1600m
  • 2x All-Ohio in Cross Country

Personal Records 

  • 800m – 2:17.19
  • 1,600m – 5:03.56
  • 5k XC – 18:50.20

Camryn Barker

Cross Country / Distance

Louisville High School / Louisville, OH

Career Achievements 

  • 2021 & 2020 OHSAA State Qualifier in Cross Country
  • 2020 OHSAA All-Ohio in Cross Country
  • 2021 OHSAA State Qualifier in the 3200m
  • 2021 OHSAA All-Ohio in Track
  • 3x Academic All-Ohio

Personal Records 

  • 1,600m – 5:13.20
  • 3,200m – 11:08.60
  • 5k XC – 19:07

Ellie Radis

Cross Country / Distance

Solon High School / Solon, OH

Career Achievements 

  • 2022 OHSAA Regional Qualifier in 4 x 800 & 1600m
  • 2019 OHSAA State Qualifier in Cross Country
  • 2019 OHSAA Regional Qualifier in 1600m & 3200m
  • 2019 Academic All-Ohio

Personal Records 

  • 1,600m – 5:08.70
  • 3,200m – 11:18.52
  • 5k XC – 18:44

Bailey Menegay

Cross Country / Distance

Louisville High School / Louisville, OH

Career Achievements 

  • 2021 Team Regional Qualifier in Cross Country

Personal Records

  • 800m – 2:38.27
  • 1,600m – 5:50.14
  • 5k XC – 20:34

Molly Soehnlen

Cross Country / Distance

Dalton High School / Dalton, OH

Career Achievements

  • 2022 State Qualifier in 4 x 400m
  • 2021, 2020, 2019 Team Regional Qualifier in Cross Country

Personal Records

  • 800m – 2:30.49
  • 1,600m – 5:45.38
  • 5k XC – 20:34

Olivia Huzyak

Cross Country / Distance

Massillon Jackson High School / North Canton, OH

Career Achievements 

  • 2022 Regional Qualifier in 4 x 800m

Personal Records

  • 800m – 2:29.38
  • 5k XC – 21:40 

2022-23 Men's Throws Commits

Colton Ferrucci

Throws

Shenango High School / New Castle, PA

Career Achievements 

  • 2022 & 2021 State Qualifier in Shot Put
  • 2022 All-State in the Shot Put
  • 2022 New Balance National Meet Competitor in the Weight Throw

Personal Records

  • Weight Throw – 70-11
  • Discus – 138-5
  • Javelin – 155-3
  • Shot Put – 52-3.5

Christopher Bon Tempo

Throws

New Milford High School / New Milford, CT

Career Achievements 

  • 2022 & 2021 New England Championship Qualifier
  • 2022 State Meet Qualifier

Personal Records 

  • Discus – 124-9
  • Shot Put – 53-3
  • Hammer – 166-2

2022-23 Women's Throws Commits

Ali Morris

Throws

Mogadore Field High School / Kent, OH

Career Achievements 

  • 2022 State Qualifier in the Discus
  • 2022 & 2021 Regional Meet Qualifier in Discus

Personal Records 

  • Discus – 138-9

 


2022-23 Men's Sprints/Jumps/Hurdles Commits

Drew Mason

Sprints

Cedarville High School/ Cedarville, OH

Career Achievements

  • 2022 State Qualifier in the 4 x 400
  • 2022 1st Team All-Conference in 4x200 & 4x400
  • 2022 2nd Team All-Conference in the 400
  • 2022 2nd Team All District in the 4 x 400
  • 2022 Honorable Mention All-Region in the 4 x 400

Personal Records 

  • 100 – 11.32
  • 200 – 23.22
  • 400 – 51.97

Joshua Smith

Sprints

Columbus Grove High School / Columbus Grove, OH

Career Achievements 

  • 2022 Honorable Mention All-Conference in 100 & 200
  • 2022 Regional Qualifier in the 200

Personal Records 

  • 100 – 11.42
  • 200 – 23.91

Gavin Hall

Sprints/Hurdles

Fairmont High School / Kettering, OH

Career Achievements

  • 2022 1st Team All District in the 300H

Personal Records 

  • 110H  – 16.94
  • 300H – 40.28

Austin Rambaud

Sprints

North Canton Hoover High School / North Canton, OH

Career Achievements 

  • 2022 Honorable Mention All-Conference in the 400

Personal Records 

  • 400 – 51.66

 


O'Rhen Martin

Hurdles / Jumps

New Philadelphia High School / New Philadelphia, OH

Career Achievements

  • 2022 1st Team All District in the 300H
  • 2022 2nd Team All District in the High Jump & 110H

Personal Records 

  • High Jump – 6-1
  • 110H – 15.73
  • 300H – 41.48

2021-22 Women's Sprints/Jumps/Hurdles Commits

Kya Epps

Sprints

St. Vincent- St. Mary High School / Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Career Achievements 

  • 2022 State Qualifier in the 100, 200, 4 x 100 & 4 x 200
  • 2022 1st Team All-District in the 100, 200 & 4 x 100
  • 2022 2nd Team All-District in the 4 x 200
  • 2022 1st Team All-Region in the 100 & 200
  • 2022 2nd Team All-Region in the 4 x 100
  • 2022 Honorable Mention All-Region in the 4 x 200

Personal Records

  • 100 – 11.79
  • 200 – 24.06

Haley Milner

Hurdles

Holy Name High School / Olmsted Twp., OH

Personal Records

  • 100H – 17.00
  • 300H – 52.14
  • LJ- 15'2

Julia Walsh

Hurdles/ Pole Vault

Tioga High School / Tioga Center, NY

Personal Records 

  • 100H – 17.51
  • 400H – 1:10
  • Pole Vault – 9-1